Jack Dempsey Stewart, 85, of Lawton and formerly of Altus, passed away Saturday afternoon, Dec. 14, 2013, at Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton.
Mr. Stewart was born in Waurika on March 24, 1928, to Albert and Maude (O'Neil) Stewart. After graduating from Waurika High School in 1946, he joined the United States Army where he proudly served his country. While in the Army, he was introduced to Dorothy Imogene Walden and they were married on July 24, 1954, and spent the next 43 wonderful years together before her death in 1997. In 1959, they moved to Olustee and shortly thereafter, they moved to Altus where Jack worked for the William E. Cameron Lumber Company and later for Rounds & Porter Lumber Company. In 1965 he began working for Civil Service at Altus Air Force Base, where he spent the next 33 years, retiring in 1998. In his spare time, Jack enjoyed playing dominoes at the Senior Citizen Center, fishing, walking the reservoir and eating with Deborah every day.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a baby girl in 1957; two brothers, Joe Stewart and Sam Stewart; and two sisters, Mary Sybil Johnson and Annie Hutto.
Jack is survived by one daughter, Deborah Hill of Altus; three grandchildren, William Goley and wife Amy of Edmond, Andrew Wright and wife Natasha of Edmond and Tyler Hill of Altus; four great-grandchildren, Baylee, Shelbee, Audree and Braedyn; along with many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jeff Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus.
The family will greet friends at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Online tributes may be made to the family at www.Lowell-Tims.com
For family and friends not able to attend the service, Lowell-Tims will provide a live web-cast of the service beginning at 9:58 a.m. Wednesday. Go to www.Lowell-Tims.com and click on obituaries. Then click on Jack Stewart. There will be a large button inviting you to join the web-cast.